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Saints defender taking time away from the club to consider future


St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton has stepped away from the club to consider his playing future.

The defender has battled heart issues across the last few seasons and is now contemplating retiring, according to AFL Media’s Callum Twomey.

Roberton sat out the 2019 season after collapsing during a game in 2018.

The Saints have released a statement on where things sit:

St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton is taking some time away from club responsibilities to consider his footballing future.

In consultation with his specialists and club medical team, and with full support of the club, Roberton will assess all available options over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, we request that the privacy of Dylan and his family is respected.

Roberton played one game in 2020, back in Round 1 against the Kangaroos.

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